Gang Bait was commissioned by a couple who wanted a statement about Los Angeles streets, particularly gangs and drugs and how they relate to children. An article in the L.A. Times about children's experiences living in gang infested areas accompanied by drawings of the danger they face daily inspired the quilt. The children are pastel colors for two reasons -- to make them universal (anyone's child, any ethnic group) and to take away the "colors" from the gangs. Gang members are portrayed as skeletons as my way of saying they are separated from society. They stand against fabric that has daisies on it symbolizing the expression "he's pushing up daisies." The boys playing basketball represent Midnight Basketball, a program started to keep gang members off the street.